Tell House to Oppose Cuts to NSF Social Science in H.R. 1806
On April 15, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), the authorization bill for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Like last year’s version of this legislation (the FIRST Act), this bill sets arbitrary funding levels for NSF’s research directorates and would impose a massive 45% cut on the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE). The bill was marked up by the Science, Space, and Technology Committee on April 22 and voted to the House floor.
COSSA strongly opposes this legislation and we need your help to tell Congress that this bill is bad for science. Now is the time to weigh in before the bill reaches the House floor. Use the tool below to contact your Member of Congress and tell them you oppose the cuts to SBE in this bill.